McCarthy’s celebrates 50th birthday with record-breaking year

Jun 15 | 2018

Yorkshire-based McCarthy’s Removals & Storage is celebrating its 50th birthday with the news that 2017 was a record year for the firm.

McCarthy’s was set up in 1968 by Mick and Margaret McCarthy and is now run by their son Mike. Starting out as one man and a van working from a small terraced house in Leeds, the McCarthy’s Group now has a turnover of more than £5million and employs a team of 45 people.

McCarthy’s saw its turnover increase by 10% in 2017 compared to the previous year, despite a backdrop of difficult market conditions linked to a slow property market and Brexit.

Mike McCarthy, Managing Director of McCarthy’s Removals and Storage said, “I’ve been officially working in the business for 16 years – but ever since my brothers and I were able, we’ve been helping out on weekends and during school and university holidays, so my involvement goes back decades in reality. Twelve years ago we took our first step away from being purely a removals firm, opening our self storage centre in Leeds. We’re actively looking at further expansion as opportunities become available.”

Mike continued, “It’s great that we’ve been able to come into our 50th year on the back of our most successful 12-months to date. We have some exciting plans for growth in the pipeline, and we’re also planning a range of celebrations for our birthday, including lots of community and charity activity.”

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